Monday, February 22, 2016

FDA TO TEST FOOD FOR GLYPHOSATE RESIDUES

FDA TO TEST FOOD FOR GLYPHOSATE RESIDUES Politico Morning Agriculture The FDA is preparing to test foods for glyphosate as part of its pesticide residue monitoring. While agency spokeswoman Lauren Sucher wouldn't say the reason for the change, she told MA that the FDA in the past didn't have cost effective testing methods, especially for processed foods, which tend to have very low levels of the pesticides. "Recently, the FDA has developed streamlined methods for testing for glyphosate," Sucher said. "The agency is now preparing plans for Fiscal Year 2016 to measure glyphosate in soybeans, corn, milk and eggs, among other potential foods." More: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-agriculture

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